Salt Lake Convention Hotel Set for Fall 2022 Opening

One year after groundbreaking, Salt Lake’s convention hotel, the $377-million Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City, is on schedule for completion in October 2022. The project team reports that tower concrete construction is complete through level three and podium steel erection is underway. The exterior facade installation will begin soon, escalators on meeting room levels will be hoisted into place and the project will top out near the end of this year.

The 25-floor, 700-room hotel adjoins the Salt Palace Convention Center. It will offer 60,000 sq ft of indoor meeting space, including a 22,915-sq-ft grand ballroom and a 14,689-sq-ft junior ballroom as well as 7,413 sq ft of outdoor event space. The hotel will have a restaurant on the first floor, a lobby bar and another restaurant on the sixth floor adjacent to an outdoor amenity area with a pool and a terrace for events.

The project is led by Atlanta-based developer Portman Holdings.


Farmington Bay Constructors Chosen for West Davis Highway

The Utah Dept. of Transportation has selected Farmington Bay Constructors to design and build the new 16-mile West Davis Highway. The $475-million construction contract makes it UDOT’s largest current project.

Farmington Bay Constructors (FBC), a joint venture of Ames Construction, Wadsworth Brothers Construction and Staker Parson Materials and Construction, was selected from a short list of three design-build teams. Design is now underway, and construction will begin this spring, with completion in 2024.  

The West Davis Highway will improve access to and from I-15 for residents and businesses in western Davis County. It will reduce congestion on local streets west of I-15 by at least 30%. The four-lane, divided highway runs from I-15 in Farmington to 4500 West and the future extension of SR 193 in West Point, with six new interchanges.     


Lewiston to Upgrade Its Water Treatment Plant

The city of Lewiston, Idaho, recently selected IMCO General Construction as the design-builder of a $27.5-million project to improve the city’s water treatment system. IMCO won the job following a procurement strategy developed by owner-adviser Brown and Caldwell, with support from J-U-B Engineers. The project will retrofit Lewiston’s water treatment plant—built in 1924—to meet community drinking water needs for the next 20 to 40 years. The city’s existing plant will be demolished, and the entire project is anticipated to be complete by spring 2023.